fish-stockingThis year, the Snobs Creek fish hatchery turns 70 years old.

To celebrate, Fisheries Victoria (becoming the Victorian Fisheries Authority on 1 July) is hosting a free public event at Snobs Creek this Sunday. The event is a chance for anglers and the community to tour the site, which is not normally open to the public, and learn all about the hatchery’s history.

See how brown trout, rainbow trout and Chinook salmon are grown, and how more recently the hatchery has been producing huge numbers of Murray cod fingerlings to improve inland fishing opportunities.

Endangered species recovery is also supported at Snobs Creek via the growing of trout cod and Macquarie perch fingerlings each year.

On the day, hatchery staff will be onsite to answer questions, snacks will be provided and there will be activities to entertain the kids including a jumping castle, balloonist and face painting activities.

Date: Sunday 2 July, 2017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Place: Snobs Creek hatchery, 455 Goulburn Valley Highway, Eildon